Suffolk County NY Therapists & Counseling

Frequentl Asked Questions about Counseling & Healing for Inspirational Living.

frequently asked questions

Q.

What Insurance Do You Accept?

A.

All insurance companies accepted: We offer a sliding scale.

  • 1199 Local Benefit Fund
  • Aetna
  • BC/BS
  • Cigna
  • Emblem Health-GHI & HIP
  • Healthfirst
  • Magellan EAP
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
  • Vytra

    Q.

    How long and how many times a week is a typical session?

    A.

    Initial Sessions are usually 60 minutes, then following ones are 45 minutes. Most clients are seen once or twice a week in the beginning, then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends on the nature.

    Q.

    How long will I be in counseling?

    A.

    The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the issue and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have very specific problems that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process which can result in an extended period of time in order to remain encouraged and receive empowerment.

    Q.

    What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?

    A.

    Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, we often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.

    Q.

    Do you have a sliding scale?

    A.

    Yes, we offer a sliding scale.

    Q.

    Do I need to take medications?

    A.

    As counselors and therapists, we are not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, we will work collaboratively as a treatment team and will consult with your medical doctor and/or the psychiatrist. Typically, clients see someone under their health insurance coverage or we can refer you to a psychiatrist.